BUTLER  COUNTY

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EXISTING STATIONS
Station
Name
Original
Railroad
Current
Location
Type Current
Use
Date
Built
Track
Status
Building
Material
More
Info
Butler NE side of Kittanning Street
(GPS: 40.859988,-79.883362)
F Vacant ??? In Use Brick  
Fenelton Carbon Center Road west of South Clearfield Road
(GPS: 40.870328, -79.730838)
C House ???? None Wood
Harmony Behind the Shever Bros. Hardware Building on Mercer Street
(GPS: 40.803177, -80.125437)
F Business ???? None Wood
Mars Corner of East Street and Mars-Valencia Road
(GPS: 40.694787, -80.008465)
C Civic 1897 In Use Wood
STATIONS OF THE PAST
Station
Name
Original
Railroad
Notes
Annandale
(Boyers)
On the Hilliard Branch.
Argentine  
Bartley
(Ivywood)
The station was on the south side of Ivywood Road at approximately GPS: 40.711837, -79.852226.
Blacksburg This station was somewhere near the Butler/Armstrong County line. I have also seen it referred to as Blackburn. It was between Fairmont and Kaylor (Armstrong Co.).
Bovard On the Hilliard Branch.
Branchton This was the beginning of the Hilliard Branch. The station was on the north side of Branchton Road.
Brannan  
Brinker Station There was a Butler Branch RR station here in 1874.
Bruin  
Buena Vista  
Buhls Station This station was on the north side of Old Route 68 at around GPS: 40.798763, -80.025529.
Butler The passenger station was on the south side of Center Avenue at Cliff Street (GPS: 40.856295, -79.893181). On the 1921 map, this building still stands but it is marked "Carpenter and Paint Shop." The Bessemer Hotel (later called the Center Hotel) was adjacent to the station.
Butler In 1874 there was a Butler Branch RR station on the SW corner of East Jefferson and South Monroe Streets (GPS: 40.86084,-79.888791). On the 1886 map a brick combination station appears here on the map and that Western Penn RR building remains the station into the PRR years.
Butler The original P&W station was near the NW end of Chantler Avenue east of Center Avenue on the north side of the tracks at GPS: 40.856311, -79.891356. It is shown on maps until 1891.
Butler There was a freight station across a siding track to the north of the above listed passenger station at GPS: 40.856394, -79.891742.
Butler This new passenger station was built between 1891 and 1896 at the site of the original P&W passenger station (GPS: 40.856300, -79.891469). It is possible that this was the original station with an addition since it was at the same site of the original station. There were offices and a restaurant in the 2-story section. The station served well into the B&O years. When the Wayne Street viaduct was constructed, parts of the passenger and freight stations were under the viaduct.
Butler  
Butler Junction This station sat just over the county line in Allegheny County near Freeport. However, on the 1876 Armstrong County map, the station is shown on the Butler side of the county line.
Cabot
(Saxon City)
In 1874 there was a Butler Branch RR station here when the town was known as Saxon City.
Callery  
Carbon Center This station was osuth of the intersetion of Carbon Center Road and TR-1014 (GPS: 40.872928, -79.793536).
Chicora This combination station was at the intersection of Railroad Street and Railroad Alley on the west side of the tracks at GPS: 40.948964, -79.745870.
Claytonia The station was on Vance Lane east of Claytonia Road.
Cunningham This station was on the south side of Anderson Road at approximately GPS: 40.676692, -79.824269.
Downieville  
Dudley This station was just north of Bruin.
East Butler This station was on the SE side of East Butler Road.
East Butler This station was along Railroad Street on the NW side of East Butler Road.
Eidenau This station was just SE of Hartman Road. The 1941 map shows this station and another station just SE of Textor School Road. I believe that station was Harmony Junction, even though Eidenau was also at the junction.
Euclid  
Evans City The passenger station was on the north side of PA68 on the east side of the tracks. The station sat on a platform over the Connoquenessing Creek at GPS: 40.768980, -80.064136. Part of this platform remains as of 2014.
Evans City The freight station was on the west side of the tracks ont he north side of PA68 across the tracks from the passenger station at GPS: 40.768959, -80.064374).
Fairmount
(Fairmont)
This station was just north of where the B&O crossed the old Western Allegheny line at about GPS: 40.980021, -79.737308.
Fairmount
(Fairmont)
 
Ferris On the Hilliard Branch.
Gilbert  
Great Belt
(Coyles Sta.)
In 1874 there was a Butler Branch RR station here when the town was known as Coyles Station.
Hallston
(PUMP)
The station was on the south side of Hallston Road.
Harmony The passenger station was on the east side of Spring Street on the north side of the tracks (GPS: 40.802475, -80.125708). The freight station (still standing elsewhere) was on the east side of the passenger station.
Harmony Junction This station was just SE of Textor School Road. The 1941 map shows this station and another station to the NW just SE of Hartman Road. I believe that station was Eidenau, even though both station can be considered as being at the junction.
Harrisville Sta.
(Forestville)
There was a station here as early as 1874 when the line was the Shenango & Allegheny RR. The station was on Station Road on the east side of PA8 in 1941.
Herman Station There was a Butler Branch RR station here in 1874.
Hilliard On the Hilliard Branch.
Hooker  
Houseville  
Isle
(Prospect)
"Isle" was the name chosen by the railroad, but in 1906 the residents of the town wanted it to be known as Prospect (which was nearby).
Jamisonville  
Karns City  
Keenan On the Hilliard Branch.
Keister The station was on the east side of Keister House Road (CR-4006).
Liggett  
Lucasville Sta. This station was on the west side of Game Preserve Road at spproximately GPS: 40.879050, -79.778162.
Mahood  
Martinsburg  
Marwood
(Delano)
In 1874 there was a Butler Branch RR station here when the town was known as Delano. It was on Railroad Street at Elder Street on the east side of the tracks. It was a combination station/store/post office. There was still a PRR station here in 1941.
Mayne This station was between Mercer Road and Isle.
McBride The station was near where the SW end of Township Lane is today at approximately GPS: 40.797125, -79.924434.
Meharg  
Mercer Road  
Monroe Sta.
(Monroeville)
There was a Butler Branch RR station here in 1874. This station was located just to the west of where the line crossed Little Buffalo Creek just to the west of the confluence of the Little Buffalo with Buffalo Creek. Monroeville is now known as Silverville.
Myoma  
Nealey  
North Oakland Station This station was on the south side of what is now Medical Center Road just east of PA68.
Odell  
Oneida A station is shown here on the 1941 map on the south side of Glenwood Way.
Payne  
Peachville  
Petrolia The station was on the north side of Nesbit Avenue between the tracks at GPS: 41.015297, -79.717423.
Portersville This town was flooded in 1965 when Lake Arthur was created.
Queen Junction
AND
The Western Allegheny RR ran from West Pittsburg to Queen Junction. It was later part of the BR&P which was later part of the B&O. The line connected with the B&LE at Queen Jct.

Some stations along the line were East New Castle (Punkintown), Princeton, Rose Point, Isle, Grant City and Grantboro. Those last few towns are gone now, having been erased by dam/lake in the late 1960s. The line followed the Muddy Creek Valley right through the middle of what is Lake Aurthur today. You can still see the line emerge from the water on the NE corner of the lake.
Redmond
(North Slippery Rock)
This was the terminus of the PRR Wolf Creek Branch. It was renamed Redmond in 1903. This branch ran SE from Lessburg Station in Mercer County to this small town. It also ran through Armstrong and Heath in Butler County. It is unknown if there were any actual stations on this line as it was primarily to serve collieries along the route.
Refractory Station This station was on the west side of Brewer Road at approximately GPS: 40.693419, -79.834135.
Renfrew  
Renfrew  
Ribold This station was on the west side of Reibold Road.
Rockdale The station was on the NW side of Rockdale Road.
Sarver
(Sarversville)
There was a Butler Branch RR station here in 1874. There was still a PRR station here in 1941.
Sherwin This station was on the north side of Kildoo Road at approximately GPS: 41.005164, -79.948657. It is not listed on the 1900 B&LE timetable, but the county map from 1941 shows a station here.
Saint Joe Station The station was on the south side of St. Joe Road (TR-603).
Thorn This station was between Gilbert and Mahood.
Troutman  
Utley  
Valencia  
Wadsworth This station was on the west sied of Bonniebrook Road. It may have also served the B&O here.
Wahlville This station was on the Ribold Cutoff. A station is shown here on the 1941 county map on the east side of Prospect Road (PA528).
West Saxonburg  
West Winfield This station was also known as Rough Run. Photo also shows PPG mine. The Winfield RR was later part of the West Penn RR.
Wick  
Zelienople The passenger station was on Front Street near the west end of Walnut Street at GPS: 40.793319, -80.147759.
Zelienople The freight house was on Front Street just south of the end of Chestnut Street at GPS: 40.793843, -80.147509.
1895 BUTLER COUNTY RAILROAD MAP
Notes About Existing Stations...

Fenelton (BR&P) - Moved in 1956 about one-third mile from original location.

Harmony (B&O) - Moved a short distance and attached to another building. It's original location was at GPS: 40.802561, -80.125341 on the east side of Spring Street.

Mars (B&O) - The Mars railroad station was relocated in August of 1999. It was moved down the line across from the B&O caboose and restored. The society also has a 1921 Plymouth diesel, a small platform car and has also constructed a replica of a small railroad shed. The original location of the station was on the south side of Marshall Way on the west side of the tracks at GPS: 40.695883, -80.009294.